We love spring because it’s the perfect transitional period to start melding your winter wardrobe into you lightweight summer selection. Spring represents the best of menswear: the heavyweight materials are still there in part while the cuts begin to get more interesting and more styles can be incorporated. Take the men’s cuban collar shirt for example – it’s great for spring as it can be worn over a T-shirt and used in layering as well as leading perfectly into summer. Parlez Spring/Summer 2020 collection really caught our eye for this reason: it’s packed with men’s cotton sweaters that are as easily styled in 10-degree heat as they are in 20-degree heat. Alongside the wealth of men’s spring jumpers you’ll find summer chinos, graphic T-shirts and even some masterfully lightweight men’s outerwear. Here are our top picks from the Parlez new collection.
The Black Bowse Trousers are a pair of classic cotton chinos that feature a slim-cut leg silhouette for a sharp spring look. Two front pockets are mirrored by two rear pockets, one of which features a woven Parlez label. Not only is this pair of men’s chinos easy to style, it’s practical and timeless.
This men’s crewneck T-shirt is cut from premium, GOTS-certified organic cotton and features a high-quality ribbed neck trim. A multicolour embroidered design to the chest makes reference to Parlez’s nautical inspirations while the relaxed silhouette fits squarely into the streetwear foundations of the brand.
A central graphic offers hints of Hepworth’s sculptural work as well as an overwhelming Picasso influence, making an intriguing starting point for this long-sleeved men’s T-shirt. Crafted from 100% pre-shrunk cotton, this piece will go the distance this season.
We couldn’t do a Parlez roundup without including one men’s quarter-zip jumper. We’d go as far as saying that the quarter-zip sweater has become Parlez’s signature piece. Constructed from heavyweight loopback cotton, this spring jumper features a vintage sportswear logo to the front.
During spring the men’s cotton hoodie really hits peak functionality. It’s warm enough to wear the hoodie without a heavy coat on top but you certainly need something there for when the temperature drops in the evenings. We’re loving the sand colourway of the Ladsun Hoodie this season because of the styling possibilities.
No male wardrobe can have enough overshirts. That’s why The Sandeman Shirt is ranking as one of our seasonal essentials. Cut from heard-wearing cotton canvas, this men’s canvas overshirt has a relaxed fit, making it a dream for layering.
Workwear has long been associated with the world of streetwear, and one of streetwear’s favourite silhouettes is the classic worker’s jacket. It’s easy to see why when the Parlez Stephens Work Jacket looks this good. Crafted from 8oz cotton canvas, this chore jacket looks particularly appealing in ecru.
Spring calls for a range of accessories. We’ve already rounded up the best men’s jewellery for 2020, so how about men’s hats? Parlez’s Navy Ladsun Cap is the perfect place to begin: this six-panel corduroy cap features embroidered eyelets and an adjustable strap and is finished with a vintage Parlez logo to the front.
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